The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Compatibility Testing
Rank 556 539 547
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +8
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 27 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.054% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.071% 0.073% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 10
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£275 £238 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £150 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £254 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.95% -26.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.78 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +25.62%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -27 11 - -
London +17 9 £300 +20.00% 2
South East -17 3 £375 +63.93% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £273 - 1
East of England -27 1 £188 -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Compatibility Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
3 17 (37.78%) SCCM
4 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
4 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
4 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
5 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
6 12 (26.67%) ITIL
6 12 (26.67%) JSP
6 12 (26.67%) ITIL V3
6 12 (26.67%) Software Distribution
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (22.22%) QA
8 10 (22.22%) BDD
9 9 (20.00%) Citrix
9 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (17.78%) MSI
10 8 (17.78%) AppDNA
11 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
11 7 (15.56%) Migration
12 6 (13.33%) Software Packaging
12 6 (13.33%) Selenium
12 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
12 6 (13.33%) Ruby
12 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging

Compatibility Testing
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.22%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.22%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.22%) CorelDRAW
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) IPv6
2 1 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (2.22%) ZigBee
2 1 (2.22%) HSPA
2 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.22%) GPRS
2 1 (2.22%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) 3GPP
2 1 (2.22%) UMTS
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MSI
2 6 (13.33%) Selenium
3 5 (11.11%) JIRA
3 5 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 5 (11.11%) Capybara
4 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 3 (6.67%) Calabash
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) RSpec
4 3 (6.67%) AdminStudio
5 2 (4.44%) WATIR
6 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
6 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
6 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (28.89%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Applications Packager
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Tester
3 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Tester
6 2 (4.44%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) JSP
2 6 (13.33%) Application Packaging
2 6 (13.33%) Software Packaging
3 3 (6.67%) REST
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.44%) SOAP
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XML
4 2 (4.44%) XSLT
4 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.22%) HTML5
5 1 (2.22%) WPF
5 1 (2.22%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.22%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.56%) Windows XP
4 5 (11.11%) Android
4 5 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) UNIX
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL
1 12 (26.67%) ITIL V3
1 12 (26.67%) Software Distribution
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.22%) BDD
4 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (15.56%) Migration
6 6 (13.33%) Automated Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Scrum
9 3 (6.67%) TDD
9 3 (6.67%) Project Management
9 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (6.67%) DevOps
10 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) Ruby
3 5 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) VBScript
4 3 (6.67%) VB
4 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) SC Cleared
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.22%) PMP
3 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 5 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (37.78%) SCCM
2 8 (17.78%) AppDNA
3 5 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (11.11%) WSUS
4 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) MOM
5 1 (2.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (11.11%) Symantec
3 5 (11.11%) Lumension
4 3 (6.67%) AppSense
5 1 (2.22%) Agilent
5 1 (2.22%) McAfee
5 1 (2.22%) NetApp
5 1 (2.22%) Novell
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago